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Poster: Coderjoe Date: Jul 15, 2009 4:17am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: I assume this forum is now obsolete

There are still uses for vary large arrays of (mostly) idle disks (MAID), when you have very very large collections of data that needs to be available.

However, I suspect that the Internet Archive has abandoned the Petabox design in favor of Sun's donated datacenter-in-a-box. I'm sure they're likely still using existing hardware for a while yet, though.

(see:
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=243665
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=238517
)

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Poster: jack liu Date: Nov 24, 2009 1:49am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: I assume this forum is now obsolete

"There are still uses for vary large arrays of (mostly) idle disks (MAID), when you have very very large collections of data that needs to be available.": Coderjoe

not exactly! this site http://www.greenyeastinfection.com is a little site ,but it just uses MAID! just because they have so much money :)

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Oct 16, 2009 8:57pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: I assume this forum is now obsolete

we are doing *both* now, actually!

the majority of our data (the items we have /details/ pages for)
are still on this petabox set of red boxes.
we've morphed the motherboard over the years, and upp-ed the size of
each disk (up to 2TB each now), but overall the schtick is the same.

our wayback data has moved entirely to our new sun "datacenter in a box".

we are working on some new petabox designs for our /details/ page data/items but that is still in process...

--tracey, archive staff